Tracking your food may well be the single most important thing you can do if you’re trying to lose weight. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
Yes, I went there.
The truth is, though, if you’re trying to lose weight–or anything else with weight, really–you need to know how many calories and how much fat, carbs, and protein as well.
I’ve had people tell me I’m wrong, that you don’t really need to do that, that I don’t know what I’m talking about. It seems the almost 60 pounds I’ve lost thus far don’t really count as experience.
But I’m not the only person saying this, either.
Continue reading “Tracking Your Food: Why You Should Do It”
That’s the number of people who lose weight, only to put it all back on. I’ve been part of that number before, and it sucks. But there’s always a lot of discussion as to why that is.
Some argue it’s purely a matter of biology:
Unfortunately, these insights into how our bodies work have not led to reliable interventions to control them. Two lessons are clear. First, people do not regain weight because they lack willpower. Instead, powerful biological responses counter their best efforts at every turn.
But is that right?
I don’t think so, and here’s why.
Continue reading “How Shaping Habits Helps Fitness Goals”
Weight loss can be pretty complicated, and there’s a lot of people who want to drop body fat but don’t because they’re suffering from paralysis by analysis. They’re trying so hard to understand all the things about losing weight that they’re not even remotely sure where to start.
To be sure, there’s a lot to learn about weight loss. I’ve written a fair bit about it based on my own experience of losing now 55 lbs and I’m far from an expert.
However, like I said, I do have some experience with this kind of thing. I’ve been down this road before, so I know a few things about how to make meaningful changes and to start making them quickly.
So here they are, four things you can do to start losing weight right now.
Continue reading “Four Quick Changes That Can Help You Lose Weight NOW!”
I’ve been writing a lot about diet and weight loss lately, and I thought it would be a good time to talk a little bit about why a site ostensibly about embracing one’s warrior essence is talking about low-calorie diets.
Because, apparently, not everyone gets it.
Continue reading “Why All The Weight Loss Posts?”
When I wrote about my basic diet tips a few weeks ago, I suggested sticking with the foods you already eat. The reason for that was because it becomes a little easier to adjust to the changes simply because you’re still within your comfort zone.
However, as you proceed down this path, you’re going to have to change what you’re eating. The reason is very simple. After a while, you just aren’t going to get enough food eating some stuff.
That means it’s going to be time to adjust your eating.
Continue reading “Weight Loss Journey Part 2: Switching Foods”
As you can see from the above photo, there’s a fat guy on the left and a not-so-fat guy on the right.
Well, that’s me.
Yeah, big damn difference, isn’t it? Then again, 50 lbs is a whole lot of weight. By anyone’s measure, it’s good.
So let’s talk a little bit about what happened with all of this, shall we?
Continue reading “Before And After”
I don’t spend a lot of time on this site bragging about myself. I present facts about myself from time to time, some of which I think are pretty damn awesome, but I don’t brag.
Today, I’m bragging.
After all, I crossed the 40+ lbs lost threshold.
Continue reading “Today, Just A Brag”
When I recognized that I needed to drop a few (dozen) pounds, I needed to find a viable approach. Now, I’ve dropped weight before. I’ve lost around 40 lbs previously, but where I failed was in taking an approach that completely changed the way my family ate.
Then, when things got a little tough, we tried to revert back to our old way of eating and the whole thing fell apart.
Here’s the thing. When you’ve been overweight for a while, you’re not going to be able to take off the weight and everything change for you where you can go back to what you used to do. What you used to do didn’t work, so going back to it will get you right back to where you were.
And it did.
So, this time around, I wanted to clean up the diet a bit, but I also wanted to do something that would be comfortable for my family. Enter flexible dieting. Continue reading “Some Thoughts On Flexible Dieting”